FREEFALL (pre KICK) – Rebel Hard [Remastered & Expanded +6 / Audio Vaults]

Alongside the XL / pre KICK album featured here, you need to check out the Chris & Mike Jones project they developed in between these bands in 1996: FREEFALL, that would soon become the excellent KICK.
The Jones brothers only album under the FREEFALL moniker was titled “Rebel Hard“, here remastered and expanded with the addition of 6 bonus tracks. In fact, this is the Japanese edition which already included 3 bonus, plus 3 previously unreleased songs.
Here the guys deliver a mix of – the at the time – their heavy DEF LEPPARD influence, add a pinch of early GUN, and of course the upcoming KICK. Catchy melodic hard rock with an abundance of hooks, endlessly-layered backing vocals, and….